Hornbill International Rock Contest 2013 announce shortlisted bands

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The Hornbill International Rock Contest and music festival, organized every year by the Music Task Force, Government of Nagaland promises to be be the longest music event in the country this year. In the previous editions, there have been some great performances by bands from all over the country and Hornbill has managed to discover amazing talent year after year. This year, the festival is back with some attractive cash prizes and promises to be a unique experience for performers.

The selected bands are competing for the top prize of a whopping 10,00,000/- (1 Million INR), 2,50,000/- ( 250 thousand INR) for the second place and 1,50,000/- (150 thousand INR) for the third place. Individual Prizes for  Best Vocalist, Best Guitarist, Best Drummer, Best Bassist will also be given with a prize money of INR 30,000/- each and other surprise Sponsored Prizes.

Shortlisted outstation bands for Hornbill International Rock Contest :

1) Dying Out Flame – Kathmandu, Nepal

2) Johnmpamei & The band – (UAE)

3) Escapades – Melbourne, Australia

4) Underground Authority – Kolkata, West Bengal

5) 4 Degrees of Freedom – Ranchi, Jharkhand

6) The F16s – Chennai

7) Yesterdrive – New Delhi

8) Ground Zero – Kalimpong, Darjeeling

9) Turnkey – Kolkata, West Bengal

10) Red Light Passengers – New Delhi

11) Elision – Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)

12) The Urban EarlyMen – New Delhi

13) Nigambodh – New Delhi

14) Colossal Figures – New Delhi

15) Chaos – Kerala

16) Street Stories – Shillong

17) Route 3 – New Delhi

18) Circle’s End – Darjeeling, West Bengal

19) Phobia – New Delhi

20) Grey Shack – Chennai

21) Red Seems Right – Mumbai

22) Sycorax – Darjeeling, West Bengal

Shortlisted local bands for Hornbill International Rock Contest :

1) Making Merry – Kohima

2) Infuse – Mokokchung

3) White Noise

4) We The Giants

5) Purple Fusion

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